Revenue Examiner 1


Recruitment #220804-8657AR-001


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The State of Connecticut, Department of Revenue Services (DRS) is seeking to fill current and future Revenue Examiner 1 openings in units of the Audit and Compliance Division. These positions are located in Hartford, Norwich and Waterbury. They are full-time, 40 hours per week, hybrid positions and work Monday through Friday.

DRS endeavors to provide fair, consistent and efficient services to administer the tax laws of the State of Connecticut. We advocate for sound tax policy and strive to collect tax revenue in an accurate, timely and reliable fashion to support and fund the crucial services to all of Connecticut's citizens. We provide the highest degree of integrity, professionalism, and excellent customer service for our tax payers.

Units assigned to the Audit and Compliance Division conduct both field and office audits. Many of the issues addressed by the units are highly complex and require staff with exceptional knowledge of both federal and state taxation. Examiners within the Audit & Compliance Division may be required to travel both within Connecticut and throughout all 50 states in an effort to contribute to the fiscal and economic well-being of the State of Connecticut. Examiners are expected to have broad technical tax expertise, strong verbal and written communication skills, and a high level of integrity and professionalism.

In this role you will:
  • Fulfill the agency's mission of collecting taxes that are due,
  • Educate the taxpayer and increase voluntary compliance.
  • Ensure compliance with state statutes and increase state revenues through audit assessments and future voluntary compliance through the audit education of the taxpayer's statutory filing requirements.
  • Audit business taxes, to ensure proper and accurate reporting and compliance with Connecticut tax laws.
Here at DRS, we’re committed to administering the state’s tax system fairly, courteously, and efficiently. We believe the way to do this is to partner the skills, creativity, and resourcefulness of our workforce with the best technologies available. Our employees are dedicated to public service and have many opportunities for personal and professional growth. Join our team and discover why we are a phenomenal place to work.

We offer a competitive benefits package; excellent health care; generous leave policies; a retirement plan; a deferred compensation program; and more.

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Selection Plan

Before you apply, make note of the following:
  • In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.
  • The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
  • Ensure that your application is complete and detailed before submitting it. In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process. You will not be able to make revisions once your application is submitted into the JobAps system.
  • All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period. It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception. Requests should be made to
Important information for after you apply:
  • This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the posting's closing date or by visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board (Certification Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the questionnaire's expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders on a daily basis in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam.
  • Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board on a daily basis to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process.
  • Note: At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: a cover letter, resume, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.
  • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
Questions about this position should be directed to Jake Ferrari via email at


In the Departments of Labor and Revenue Services (Audit Division), this class is accountable for conducting or assisting in the examination of financial records and accounts of business and of individual taxpayers to insure accuracy of tax liability.

DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE SERVICES: Provides technical assistance to taxpayers.


Performs a limited range of related duties in the examination of financial records; prepares for audits by reviewing tax returns, prior audit reports and other available data preliminary to the audit; in conducting a field audit, meets with taxpayers to discuss audit procedures, answers questions and obtains necessary information and records, then examines and verifies business and financial records; in conducting an office audit, reviews tax returns and supporting documents filed by taxpayers; prepares papers supporting all adjustments; computes assessments; reviews and discusses audit findings with taxpayer and/or representative to illustrate how tax laws and rulings apply to taxpayer's specific operations and support audit results; prepares statistical and narrative reports explaining and supporting audit results; answers taxpayers inquiries such as how to fill out a tax return and what records must be maintained; may participate in hearings of disputed cases; performs related duties as required.


Audit Division: Conducts or assists in conducting taxpayer examinations for the income, corporation, sales, use and excise or public services taxes.


Knowledge of professional auditing methods, procedures and practices; knowledge of accounting procedures, practices and systems of complex business corporations, partnerships and proprietorships; knowledge of tax accounting methods and practices; some knowledge of appropriate tax statutes; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to analyze complex accounts, tax reports and financial statements and records; ability to comprehend and apply tax statutes; ability to prepare clear, concise, comprehensive narrative and statistical reports and papers; ability to utilize computer software.


Six (6) years of experience in accounting or auditing.


Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been at a paraprofessional level or above.

1. Paraprofessional level accounting work is interpreted as work performed at the level of a full charge bookkeeper with responsibility for maintenance, reconciliation and balancing of a complete set of financial records. Work at this level requires exercise of independent judgment in applying bookkeeping and some basic accounting principles.
2. For State Employees, this is at the level of Assistant Accountant.


1. College training in accounting or a closely related field may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
2. A Master's degree in accounting may be substituted for one (1) year of the General and Special Experience.
3. Examination requirements met in any of the following may be substituted for one (1) year of the General and Special Experience: Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor or Certificate in Management Accounting.


1. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
2. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.
3. Incumbents in this class may be required to speak a foreign language.



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.